Live poker in London

    • Jan217
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      So I moved to london recently, and have decided it's about time to start playing some live poker!

      Problem is, I have no idea which casino to choose: I'm looking for soft (but I guess they all will be) nl100 games with as low rake as possible, any recommendations would be awesome! :)
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    • Stu24023
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      Not played any live cash games myself so i cant comment too much. However, i recently did a fact finding mission to the Hippodrome which is the new casino above Leicester Sq underground station they claim to have 247 cash games running and no tournaments.

      When i decided to be nosey i saw a few people playing most of whom seemed extreemly nervous to be playing and spilling chips all over the place. It was at 1430hrs on a friday afternoon and they had two tables with 7 on each.

      It was a nice open atmosphere so go and have a look its on the top floor.

      Let me know if u start playing and i will rail you after work!

      Stu
    • Maloco87
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      Fox poker club have 1/1 and 1/2 cash games going 24/7 nice club and top poker destination in London

      Check it out, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

      Also the empire casino have 1/2 and 1/3 cash games going on and I hear they are pretty soft at the weekend

      Good luck
    • BarryCarter
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      The empire is hands down the softest casino in London because there are so many tourists.
    • EmanuelC16
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      Originally posted by BarryCarter
      The empire is hands down the softest casino in London because there are so many tourists.
      I agree. I'd say Fox is one of the worst since it's a Poker Club so only people into poker go there. I also played a bit at The Vic and all I can say is you need to show up at certain hours and even try to table select. Granted, I was there during GUKPT so maybe it's less 'youngster infested' outside of it.
    • Jan217
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      Ended up playing nl200 at the empire tonight. Great mix of reg/recreational players, really nice atmosphere in the room: seems like a brilliant place to play!

      +1 BI aswell :s_cool:

      So thanks for the advice guys! I also noticed the hippodrome right next door, which I guess would also have decent games running, anyone have any experience there?
    • EmanuelC16
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      Originally posted by Jan217
      So thanks for the advice guys! I also noticed the hippodrome right next door, which I guess would also have decent games running, anyone have any experience there?
      You have to be 21 or over to get in and not everyone I went with there was... :rolleyes: In short, didn't get in because of these pesky <21 yo kids! :coolface:
    • dylboi011
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      +1 to empire being the softest for 1/2..

      Originally posted by EmanuelC16
      Originally posted by Jan217
      So thanks for the advice guys! I also noticed the hippodrome right next door, which I guess would also have decent games running, anyone have any experience there?
      You have to be 21 or over to get in and not everyone I went with there was... :rolleyes: In short, didn't get in because of these pesky <21 yo kids! :coolface:
      fu oldie
    • Fuzzylogicc
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      The Western

      Nice club for regular MTTs.
    • Stu24023
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      lol i work near that club!!
    • Stu24023
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      Is it any good for a newbie?